3 Stories

October 5, 2016 History

In each story there is a different point of view. The author in every story shows you what they think is important by giving you a certain point of view. The next couple of paragraphs I will discussion about three passages that I read in class and explain the author??™s point of view.
The first passage we read The Jacket by Gary Soto was about a young adolescent boy who was put in an unpleasant position having to wear an ugly green jacket his mom had bought him after he had asked her for ???something like bikers wear, black leather and silver studs with enough belts???. He found this jacket so ugly and big and what made him even more upset was the fact that he knew he would have to wear it for a long time before he would be able to get a new one because he couldn??™t afford it. He ended up wearing the jacket which in this case the narrator stated was bringing him bad luck because he began getting C??™s and D??™s on his quizzes, the teachers to gossip about him and laugh about the jacket. As time went by the boy began to get upset and angry and blame his mom for her bad taste and cheap ways. He then began growing out of the jacket that he had to scotch tape it close. The author??™s point of view in this story was that the families lack of money which was the reason he had to last so long wearing that jacket.
In the passage Vinnie??™s Jacket by Anna Nussbaum a girl??™s best friend passed away right before graduation because he took too much painkillers and that had caused his heart to stop. The girl was very sad because of her best friend??™s death and didn??™t know how she would move on without him. Vinnie was the person that she could be herself with she really didn??™t focus on why he had died only on their friendship and how one friendship taught her about loyalty and laughter and carried her from one road to the next. Before her best friend had passed away he had let her borrow one of his jackets. When she wore this jacket it made her feel safe, loved and cool they way he made her feel. She wore the jacket so often that he eventually decided to let her keep it, which she did forever even after he died she wore it. The author??™s point of view in this story is about how the friendship that these two people had as best friends and even though Vinnie isn??™t alive anymore he is still remembered.
The Scholarship Jacket by Martha Salinas is about a young girl who throughout her life has been working hard to achieve excellent grades in hopes to receive the scholarship jacket just like her older sister did. But after hearing a conversation between her principal and her history teacher saying that they were considering to give the scholarship jacket to Joann and not her she didn??™t think she was going to be given the jacket anymore. This was because Joann??™s father owns the only store in town and is the board member??™s daughter and Martha is a Mexican and comes from a family who doesn??™t have money. The next day the principal called her into his office to tell her that the policy regarding the scholarship jacket changed that it would no longer be free and she would have to pay fifteen dollars for it if not it would be given to the next student in line. She went home to speak to her grandfather about what was going on and ask for his advice he stated ???if you have to pay for it, it??™s not a scholarship jacket???. He then asked her what a scholarship jacket means so she could see what a scholarship jacket really is. She told the principal her grandfather said he wasn??™t going to pay for the jacket so he decided to make an exception in her case and tell the Board to give her the scholarship jacket because overall she earned it. The author??™s point of view in this story is that even though she didn??™t have the money to pay for the scholarship jacket she still earned it.
As you can see all three stories are about jackets but each author had a different point of view for each story. Although the others didn??™t directly tell us what the point of view was we were able to figure it out with the facts that were given. The facts in the story help us analyze the author??™s point of view for each story.


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